Definition of pedogenesis in US English:

pedogenesis

noun

Zoology
    • ‘In gall midges a phenomenon of rare occurrence among insects may be observed: larval reproduction, or paedogenesis.’
    • ‘In paedogenesis, however, the unfertilized eggs develop much faster than the individual as a whole and mature already during the larval stage.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from paedo- + genesis.

Pronunciation

pedogenesis

/ˌpēdōˈjenəsəs//ˌpidoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/